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Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka." more
"A Day in India" is the video short that condenses the Perennial Plate team's culinary adventures all around India into just under four minutes. (The Perennial Plate)

Video: 'Perennial Plate' Filmmakers Condense Culinary Odyssey Across India

Food writers and filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine trekked across India for their acclaimed web series "The Perennial Plate" — and have the viral hit to prove it. more
Beate Sirota Gordon in the Asia Society New York auditorium in 1987. (Mark Stern)

Remembering 'Iconic' Beate Sirota Gordon, 1923-2012

From 1970 to 1991, Gordon served as Asia Society's director of performing arts and then later director of performances, films and lectures. But Asia Society was just one chapter in a remarkable life. more
A worker puts up a sign to bring in the new year ahead of Myanmar's first public New Year countdown celebration at the Myoma grounds in Yangon, Myanmar on December 31, 2012. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos of the Day: Asia Celebrates the Arrival of 2013

Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year. more
A man waves to the camera at the market in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 1, 2012. (Carbajo.Sergio/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Greetings from Sri Lanka

A man waves to the camera at the market in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 1, 2012. (Carbajo.Sergio/Flickr) more
South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye waves to supporters as she arrives to deliver a victory speech on a stage in the centre of Seoul on December 19, 2012. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea's New President May Be Female, But She is No Women's Rights Crusader

As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region. more